Commit to Be Fit class

starts May 16

The Mississippi State University Extension will offer a free six-week Commit to Be Fit class in Tupelo starting May 16.

The course, which will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Endocrinology Consultants on Crossover Road, covers lifestyle changes and cooking and shopping.

Call (662) 841-9000 to register.

Got Child? hosts

Tupelo event

As summer temperatures settle in, the risk of deaths from children being forgotten in cars rises.

A national advocacy organization, Got Child?, will host a balloon release at noon Saturday in the parking lot of Super Bingo on Robert E. Lee Drive. The event will be broadcast on social media as part of a national effort with other Got Child? volunteers to bring more attention to the problem.

Okolona teacher Kay Tackitt of Pontotoc is serving as the lead Got Child? volunteer for Mississippi. She can be contacted through

MORA announces

scholarship winners

Northeast Mississippi students claimed six of the 12 scholarships the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is presenting to high school seniors across Mississippi.

Emily Morgan Davis of Ripley High School received the $1,000 Glenda Irene Woodall scholarship, that was given to the essay deemed the most influential in support of organ, eye and tissue donation.

Receiving $500 scholarships were Katelyn Barnes, Tishomingo County High School; Sarah Gaines, New Albany High School; Savanna Guin, Saltillo High School; Trace Henry III, Mooreville High School; and Katelee Witt, Mooreville High School.

Safe Sitter offered

in Tupelo, Pontotoc

Safe Sitter, a program to teach safe babysitting techniques will be offered in Tupelo and Pontotoc this summer.

In Tupelo, four sessions will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7-8, June 21-22, July 12-13 and July 19-20 at the NMMC Community Health Department. Registration deadlines are May 30, June 9, June 30 and July 10, respectively.

In Pontotoc, a session will be offered June 14-15 at West Heights Baptist Church, 328 W. Oxford St. The registration deadline is June 5.

Cost is $35. Call (662) 377-7252 or (800) 843-3375 to register.

Baptist Senior Care

offers support group

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville Senior Care is hosting a new support group for caregivers.

The Booneville Caregiver Support Group will have its first meeting at 2 p.m. May 17 in the first-floor hospital classroom.

The aim of the group is to connect people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

For more information, contact Lindsey McAlister at, (662) 720.5359 or (662) 587.0439.

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